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What do independent experts say about sustainability and ING?

ING is one of the most sustainable listed banks in the world. Our policies and actions are assessed by independent research and ratings providers, which report on them annually.

Highlights:

  • ING remains ranked as ’leader’ in the Banks industry group by Sustainalytics in 2019.
  • ING retains MSCI ESG ‘A’ rating in December 2018.
  • ING again named to CDP Climate A-list in January 2019.
  • ING’s shares are included in the sustainability indices of Euronext, STOXX, FTSE Russell and Morningstar.

Sustainalytics

ING remains a sustainability ‘leader’, ranking ninth out of 336 listed and non-listed global banks, according to Sustainalytics.

ING scored an 84 as of March 2019, one point lower than our previous rating, putting us in the 98th percentile in the banks industry group and first in our market capitalisation peer group. Sustainalytics is a global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and ratings.

ING’s ‘leader’ status applies to our environmental and social performance, with the governance category falling in the ‘outperformer’ assessment tier.

MSCI

ING retains our ‘A’ rating in the ESG ratings universe of MSCI, an investment research firm that provides indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics to institutional investors. The rating was confirmed in December 2018, remaining unchanged from the preceding two years.

The rating underscores ING’s sound corporate governance, as well as our strengths in human capital development, privacy and data security and financing environmental impact.

CDP

ING was again named to CDP’s ‘Climate change A-List’ of 126 companies leading on climate change action, the fourth year in a row we’ve received this recognition.

The global non-profit CDP uses measurement and disclosure to improve the way companies and governments manage environmental risk. In 2018 it assessed thousands of companies on their environmental performance related to climate change on behalf of 650 investors with over $87 trillion in assets.

Sustainability Index Products

ING is regularly included in sustainability-focused indices. The below is a selection of sustainability indices that include ING:

Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 (June 2019)
Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 (June 2019)
FTSE4Good Index Series (July 2018)
EURO STOXX 50® ESG-X (July 2019)
EURO STOXX® ESG-X (July 2019)
STOXX® Europe 50 ESG-X (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Europe Sustainable Environment Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Markets Sustainable Environment Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Sustainable Environment Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Global Markets ex-US Sustainable Environment Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Global Markets Sustainable Environment Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Global Markets Low Carbon Risk Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Global Markets ex-US Low Carbon Risk Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Markets Low Carbon Risk Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Low Carbon Risk Index (July 2019)
Morningstar Developed Europe Low Carbon Risk Index (July 2019)

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